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Category Archives: Events
2014 marks the 8th Annual Irish Human Computer Interaction (iHCI) conference, Ireland’s leading forum for work in all areas of Human Computer Interaction. The conference theme is “Shaping our Digital Lives” which reflects how technology influences our home, work, play, and … Continue reading
The Patient and Client Council have asked a number of people about their experience of the Northern Ireland Telemonitoring Service. A total of nine people were interviewed and all were ‘overwhelmingly positive’ about the service. A report has now been produced … Continue reading
In May 2014, and for the first time, Big Data Week will be coming to Belfast. The series of events will showcase ‘some of the premier legal, business and technical insights into Big Data from speakers from across Britain, Ireland … Continue reading
The Health & Social Care Board (HSC), Public Health Agency (PHA), Patient Client Council (PCC) and five Health Trusts are working together to build a single ‘One-stop Shop public-facing website’. It is envisioned that this will include information on all … Continue reading
The Trinity College Dublin (TCD) School of Psychology has begun the search for participants in a trial to see whether anxiety and/or depression can be treated online. Read more: Silicon Republic
Stephen Lowry, 51, is now the owner of a revolutionary new bionic prosthetic hand, believed to be the first of its kind in use on the island of Ireland. The Bebionic hand is made by Leeds-based company RSL Steeper and was … Continue reading
Ireland’s most important annual healthcare management summit brings together the range of stakeholders in the management and delivery of Ireland’s health service to discuss and debate the ever-changing healthcare environment. In 2014, they will have three separate tracks: Health Insurance, Hospital … Continue reading
A public engagement process on a preliminary outline of the e-Health and Care Strategy for Northern Ireland is beginning. The eHealth and Care strategy was initiated by the DHSSPS to provide an overarching strategy covering all aspects of eHealth and Care, … Continue reading
This years Health Hack Belfast will focus on medication management; using technology to addressing obstacles that can prevent patients, carers and professionals from following directions, adhering to and complying with medicines best practice. For those not already aware of Health … Continue reading
The European Commission is calling for new projects to be funded under the Horizon 2020 program, worth more than €15 billion over the first two years. eHealth is well represented in this. Researchers and innovators in ICT for health and … Continue reading
Patients’ records could be shared between Northern Ireland and New York as part of a proposal to improve healthcare and research. Health Minister, Edwin Poots was recently in the US for high-level talks about developing the collaboration with the New York … Continue reading
Dublin-headquartered DecaWave (which we covered before at an earlier stage of the company’s development) has launched the first chip of its ScenSor DW1000 wireless family. The company said it was the first integrated circuit on the market to electronically identify the specific … Continue reading
Twitter has launched a new ‘Twitter Alerts’ system to enable police and emergency services to get critical information to the right people at the right time. The UK’s 47 police forces and An Garda Síochána have signed up for the … Continue reading
The recent DHSSPS Press Release on 2nd European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing Conference can be accessed here.
Julia O’Rourke has just won the Clinical Innovation Award 2013, sponsored by Enterprise Ireland and Cleveland Clinic, for technology called REMPAD, which supports ‘reminiscence activity’ for older people and those with dementia. She spoke to Silicon Republic’s Claire O’Connell about the … Continue reading